Latest Surf lifesaving Stories

2009-05-20 13:49:00

Nationwide survey finds that one in four know someone who drowned WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately half of adults surveyed on water safety say they've had an experience where they nearly drowned in their lifetime, and one in four know someone who has drowned, according to an American Red Cross survey.

2009-03-10 16:44:42

Staff at a popular outdoor pool in London said they have been told that the pool will be closed if weather conditions become too wet. Workers at the London Fields Lido pool said they have been told by the local Hackney council that the pool could be closed under health and safety regulations if rainfall becomes too heavy, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday. Hackney council confirmed in a statement that it has adopted measures to close the pool during rainfall, but noted the action would only be...

2008-09-10 03:00:11

By Kelly Puente LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Fire Department has sent a swift water rescue team of seven firefighters and seven lifeguards to Baton Rouge, one of the Louisiana cities hardest hit by Hurricane Gustav.

2008-09-04 18:00:05

PHOENIX, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- From the moment we are born, we begin to age.

2008-08-26 03:00:00

South Western Ambulance Service is urging people not to get out of their depth after being called to help swimmers. The trust is urging people to make sure there is adequate supervision of children at all times, and to check currents, potential dangers and the depth of water.

2008-08-23 00:00:19

By paul greaves Lifeguards came to the rescue of a father and son after an afternoon swim in the sea almost ended in tragedy.

2008-08-21 21:00:21

Authorities in Myrtle Beach, S.C., are warning beach-goers to stay away from some sandy areas after a sunbathing tourist was run over by a lifeguard's truck.

2008-08-18 00:00:21

LIFEGUARDS on a routine patrol at a beach had to abandon their 4x4 rescue vehicle after it became stuck in the sand. Despite their efforts on Coney Beach, Porthcawl, on Friday afternoon, the vehicle had to be abandoned as the tide came in.

2008-08-05 12:00:00

By Pat Kelly, The News Herald, Panama City, Fla. Aug. 5--PANAMA CITY BEACH You could hear the frustration creeping into the voice of Maj. Dave Humphreys with the Panama City Beach Police Department.

2008-08-01 03:00:17

By Elizabeth Campbell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Aug. 1--The number of cases of Cryptosporidium at Burger's Lake has grown to 67, the Tarrant County Public Health department said Thursday.

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